Northumberland Street: Mechanics Institute


Deposited Plan Number:no data
Plans Register:no data
Street:Northumberland Street
Property Name / Number:No 9 (Friendly and Trades Club)
Area:Town Centre, HD1 1RL
Grid Reference:SE1461016999
Building Project:Mechanics Institute
Type:no data
Applicant:no data
Applicant Address:no data
Architect:Travis & Mangnall
Architect Address:Manchester
Status of Project:no data
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:1859
Work Completed:no data
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:Existing, Converted to apartments late 1990s including addition of Modern Roof, Grade II Listed (23 February 1977)
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:404112
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:3874

Additional Information

Foundation stone laid 1859. Former Mechanics' Institute. Hammer dressed stone. Hipped slate roof. One storey. Full entablature; frieze part ornamented with scroll motif, part inscribed "Mechanics Institution". console-shaped modillions. 3 blind arches with moulded voussoirs and continuous moulded imposts, and wreathed roundels in tympana. Each one surmounts tripartite opening, divided by Tuscan pilasters, the flanking openings have sash windows, central opening has double doors with 10 panels up flight of steps flanked by moulded and fluted cast iron torcheres. Continuous plain sill band. Area with 2 tripartite sashes, and cast iron railings with spear finials. 2 C18 wings to rear of main block. One faces Northgate, and is built of hammer dressed stone, with a hipped stone slate roof. 3 storeys. Modillioned eaves cornice. Raised quoins. 5 ranges of sashes with glazing bars in plain raised surrounds. Door with 4 fielded panels and fanlight in moulded surround with cornice: rusticated ashlar zone between door and 1st floor window above. The other faces Friendly Street, and is built of hammer-dressed stone, with a pitched stone slate roof. 2 storeys. 2 stone mullioned sashes on 1st floor, one 4-light and one 3-light.

Extract from the Historic England web site.


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What's Nearby?

The following records are located within 100 meters:
RecordDistance (feet & meters)
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Northumberland Street: New Post Office Building (1914) (1914)322ft98m